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Linden Labs on Google TechTalk

Philip Linden and Cory Linden did a presentation at google Techtalk on Matrch 1, 2006. I didn’t see any mention of this on VTOR so thought I would mention it here for future reference. The presentation showed many objects that one can buy in the game. Cory showed off the physics engine by creating dominoes and knocked them all down. The dominoes set themselves up again after a certain amount of time. You can actually see the Starax wand which is 18,000L to buy but it’s a cool object! They even talked a bit about security stuff refering to the replicating object attacks that have been happening recently. Everything is streamed from the server and the client is dumb so the security problems other games might have wouldn’t be a problem here.

There are 15 terabytes of data in the game from all the objects and sims which were made. The average age of users in the game is 32 and 43% of them are female.

They also mentioned a bit about the scripting language and the upcoming change to mono. Find out why lighting wasn’t added at the beginning. There are also 25% users selling objects and 75% buyers. Also mentioned a bit about updates to some objects and they could put a system for automatic updates but they didn’t say they would.

It’s a very interesting 1 hour video of what the lindens are thinking about in the future and why they made some of their decisions.

The Hobo Village

Today I was checking some stuff out on the web and found an interesting blog entry here:

YouTube has an interesting video of a pretty extensive hobo village that’s been built in Second Life.

I checked out the video at YouTube.com and found it quite interesting. I did some more investigating and found more videos from the same guy at his YouTube Profile. He narrates all his videos which make it more interesting to me than other second life videos.

I also found that he has a site at thinkerer.org. He is looking for interesting people in the game and watching them interact with the hobo village. I am hoping to see more videos from this guy in the future. The stuff he has now was very interesting. Here are some links to his videos for easy access. You can also go to the link to his YouTube profile above!

The Hobo Village in Second Life is interesting

I actually went to the hobo village in the game and found it very nice and a great place to see some fantastic designs. There are other places to visit down the road like a fireworks shops and freebie place. Also saw a tree house and some horses for sale. There is an actual running train on the train tracks. A nice place to visit when you can!